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The Atkinson

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Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
  • Telephone 01704 533333
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  • Website www.theatkinson.co.uk
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Crafty's Halloween Spooktacular

Crafty's Halloween Spooktacular

The show where every child receives a Trick Or Treat present!

From the team behind Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor, Santa’s Christmas Wish *and Marty MacDonald’s Farm *comes a brand new show for 2018

Each Halloween, Crafty the Crow invites all his friends to seethe treasured Golden Pumpkin at his Halloween Spooktacular– the biggest Halloween party in town!

But this year someone is up to no good,because the Golden Pumpkin has been stolen… but who by? Surely not Pongo the Pig? Or Sheena the Sheep? Or maybe Barry the Butler did it!

Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help Sally the Scarecrow solve the ghostly goings-on at…Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular…then play Trick Or Treat with Crafty after and receive a special Halloween present!

Songs include children’s favourites Ghostbusters, The Monster Mash, Everybody Do This, If You’re Scaredy And You Know It, Row, Row, Row Your Boat and more! Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular is a 45 minute song-filled, action packed performance – the perfect length for 2-7 year olds – after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to* play Trick or Treat with Crafty and his friends, and receive a special spooky gift!*

Ages 2-7 Years

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Thu 25 Oct
Studio

£9

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike

Dave Spikey – Juggling on a Motorbike Tour

Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!! 

Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show “Stairway to the Stars”.

Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike.

Fast forward 13 years (Is that possible?) to Friday 13th October 2000 , the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry!!

So now in 2017 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more. He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on the motorbike.

Fri 26 Oct

£16

Heka - the role of magic in Ancient Egypt

Heka (magic)* was a divine force imbued in deities, the king and the dead. It could be used for good or bad, private or state purposes. This course will examine the objects and images created to channel the power of *heka, including figurines, amulets, magic wands and spell books.

Although much, if not all, of Egyptian art was magical this course will examine images and objects created specifically for magical practice. This includes rituals in the home, temples and in the funeral realm. These workshops will centre upon the concept of the assimilation of magic, medicine and religion in ancient Egypt and examine how magical practice was part of everyday life.

£35 for all 3 classes. Workshop dates are 24 October, 31 October, 7 November

Includes refreshments

Wed 24 Oct
Learning Room 3

Prices to be confirmed

Heka - the role of magic in Ancient Egypt

Heka (magic)* was a divine force imbued in deities, the king and the dead. It could be used for good or bad, private or state purposes. This course will examine the objects and images created to channel the power of *heka, including figurines, amulets, magic wands and spell books.

Although much, if not all, of Egyptian art was magical this course will examine images and objects created specifically for magical practice. This includes rituals in the home, temples and in the funeral realm. These workshops will centre upon the concept of the assimilation of magic, medicine and religion in ancient Egypt and examine how magical practice was part of everyday life.

£35 for all 3 classes. Workshop dates are 24 October, 31 October, 7 November

Includes refreshments

Wed 24 Oct
Learning Room 3

Prices to be confirmed

Ian McNabb

Ian McNabb

Indie-rock from the ex-Icicle Works singer-songwriter.

Fri 26 Oct
Studio

£15

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

Thu 25 Oct
Studio

£15

Laugh Out Loud October

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

This month features self-assured pro gagster Steve Harris, comedian and magician Jarred Fell and multi-award winning stand-up Heidi Regan.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

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Steve Harris

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Steve Harris first leapt on stage back in August 1998 and it took not one, or two but three attempts at performing his first gig at XSMalarkey (then Scruffy Murphy’s) in Fallowfield before he actually conjured up the bottle to get on stage, and within three months had won himself the coveted North-West comedian of the year award after just five gigs. He also became a finalist of the BBC new comedy awards and Channel 4’s “So you think you’re funny” in the same year.

Steve went on to headline all of the top comedy clubs in the UK including venues as far flung as Hong Kong and Australia. With his ever-expanding reputation the demand for Steve has come from all different types of media outlets including Radio and Television. With support slots with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans, Steve comes highly recommended from the heavy weights of comedy themselves.

He has a very warm nature performing, recording and entertaining at some of the top corporate events nationwide.

In 2010 Jarred was nominated for The Billy T Award. In 2011 Jarred was invited to open for Steve O from Jackass in The International Comedy Festival which received great praise.

Fell as appeared on numerous television specials including; 2012 TVNZ’s A Night at The Classic Season 2; 2012 TV3’s International Comedy Gala; 2011 TV3’s The Next Big Things – Comedy Gala; 2010 TV3’s Comedy Carnival; 2009 TV3’s Dai’s Xmas Comedy Gala.

Awards 2011 Top Comedy Award – The Variety Artists Club of NZ 2010 Billy T Nominee – NZ International Comedy Festival

Jarred Fell is one of my favourite acts to work with , I wish I could take him on tour with me everywhere*” * – Steve O ( Jackass)

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Heidi Regan

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It’s been a fast rise for multi-award winning stand-up Heidi Regan. With over a decade of writing experience, Heidi began performing stand-up in 2015 and has been wowing industry and audiences alike with her intelligent, silly, surreal and philosophical brand of comedy ever since.

Winner of the prestigious 2016 So You Think You’re Funny competition (previous winners include; Dylan Moran, Lee Mack and Peter Kay), was a regional finalist in the 2016 Funny Women Awards and most recently, took home the crown at the prestigious 2017 BBC New Comedy Awards (other winners include; Alan Carr, Nina Conti and Rhod Gilbert).

Heidi has gigged at festivals in Montreal, Norway and the famous Edinburgh Fringe and regularly performs at a host of the UK’s most sought after clubs including; The Glee Clubs, Brighton Komedia and London’s famous and award winning, Angel Comedy.

As a writer Heidi has won a plethora of awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for the Best Unproduced Feature Film Script and has material in various formats including film, sketch, sitcom and literature. Currently Heidi has a number of writing and television projects in development as well as preparing for her eagerly awaited return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next August. Watch. This. Space.

Awards BBC New Comedy Award: Winner 2017 So You Think You’re Funny: Winner 2016

“Confidence in her writing that was not misplaced…”Chortle “It felt so original and unlike anything else we had heard before… hugely confident performance.” – BBC Radio 4 “A fantastically confident set that took us to a very very weird place. I liked the narrative of it”Hugh Dennis

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud September

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

This month features multi award winning writer and stand-up Gavin Webster, UK Comedy Awards winner Dan Nightingale and one-off musical phenomenon Tom Taylor.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

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Gavin Webster

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Gavin Webster is an award winning act and legendary, long standing, influential yet unpredictable comedian from the North East of England. He’s been going for almost 25 years now! After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993 (on the same bill as Ross Noble!) he’s done about seven thousand gigs performing all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore & Malaysia.

Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country. Gavin has also supported some of the biggest household names on tour including Kevin Bridges sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

Dan was named Best MC at the UK Comedy Awards 2015, and was nominated Best Act at the recent Midlands Comedy Awards 2016. He has also appeared on John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky TV) and supported Ross Noble’s on his UK tour. He’s exciting, spontaneous, creative, a true original and most of all he’s funny, funny, funny.

Unfazed by offers of fame and fortune he’s one of the best and the most admired comics on the international circuit. So come and see comedy’s best kept secrets!

“Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” – Time Out “A 100mph whirlwind….Brilliant” – Manchester Evening News

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Tom Taylor

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Tom Taylor is somewhat of a one-off phenomenon on the comedy circuit with a brand of musical comedy that is smart and silly in equal measure. His style is certainly unique and he reels off an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.

“Immediately caught my eye” – The Guardian

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

The Lionel Richie Songbook

The Lionel Richie Songbook

Tribute to R&B and pop star Lionel Richie from Malcolm Pitt.

Sat 27 Oct

£21

Me & My Bee

Me & My Bee

A family-friend comedy by ThisEgg about bees, environmentalism and political activism.

Sat 27 Oct
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Spoken word show from the affable Madness frontman 'with musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant/pianist'.

Wed 24 Oct

£30

Suggs: What a King Cnut

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tour,* My Life Story*, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show.

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics , the embarrassing stuff that happened at Glastonbury.

Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.

Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?

Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times.

With help from Deano his trusty pianist, he tells his story in words and music with the help of some Madness classics and a couple more what he wrote all on himself.

Wed 24 Oct

£30

The Wilcox Curse 1920s

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Join us for a Halloween murder of magic and mystery!

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Murder Mystery evenings allow you to put your investigative skills to the test and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue, courtesy of Murder Mystery Productions.

Poor Lady Wilcox is convinced that an old family curse is coming to claim her. She enlists the help of Dr Robert Black-spiritualist, along with the mysterious Magenta Mayfair and Scientist Professor Holt. What could go wrong?…

Price includes a two course buffet and free glass of wine. (Vegi & gluten free options included)

Show starts at 7.30pm there will be a break at 9pm which is when both courses of the buffet will be served.

Sat 27 Oct
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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